SPECIMEN BOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS JOHN WILSON AND SON (INCORPORATED) CONTAINING SAMPLE PAGES ... SPECIMEN BOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS JOHN WILSON AND SON (INCORPORATED) CONTAINING SAMPLE PAGES ...

SPECIMEN BOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS JOHN WILSON AND SON (INCORPORATED) CONTAINING SAMPLE PAGES FROM CERTAIN CHARACTERISTIC BOOKS MANUFACTURED BY THEM AND ALSO SAMPLES OF THE VARIOUS STOCK, BOOK, AND JOB FACES, FOREIGN AND MUSIC TYPE, HEAD AND TAIL PIECES INITIAL LETTERS, ETC.

University Press

Published by The University Press, Cambridge, 1900
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oblong 4to. cloth, title and logo gilt-stamped on front board, title gilt-stamped on spine. xii, 228, (2) pages. Type specimens offered by the press. Frontispiece, photograph of the press' plant. Includes a historical sketch, dating its beginnings to 1639, when Joseph Glover of London engaged the services of printer Stephen Day. Although Glover died enroute to Massachusetts, Rev. Henry Dunster, first president of Harvard, provided oversight of the press' operations. In 1879, John Wilson and Charles Wentworth became proprietors, adding to it the firm John Wilson & Son. Facsimile title page of a 1640 Psalm book included, along with black and white illustrations of a 1661 New Testament and the first press in America included. Index. Some examples of the work of Will Bradley. Boards soiled and scuffed at edges. Recased with original spine laid down on newer cloth. New endpapers. Old library stamp in corner of a few pages. Very scarce book. cloth, title and logo gilt-stamped on front board, title gilt-stamped on spine. Bookseller Inventory # 109185

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Title: SPECIMEN BOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS JOHN ...

Publisher: The University Press, Cambridge

Publication Date: 1900

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Type Specimens

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